This June we celebrate Acne Awareness Month and remind everyone that we are all beautiful in our own unique way. Acne has been a skin issue that many people experience and often want to hide. This new wave of acne positivity is changing the way society views beauty.
Acne is completely normal - up to 85% of Australians will experience acne at some point in their life, it’s something that affects millions of people around the world and is one of the most prevalent skin conditions. In light of Acne Awareness Month, we wanted to share four ways you can continue to love the skin you’re in.
One of the underlying causes of acne is your bedding. Think about how you’re going to be spending the next 8 hours or so with your skin against a pillow that holds sweat, drool and skincare products - cotton pillowcases are notorious for holding onto so much bacteria.
You might want to switch to silk instead. Silvi’s Anti-Acne pillowcase was designed with skincare in mind, treated with antibacterial silver ions, the pillowcase works to eliminate 99.7% of acne-causing bacteria while you sleep.
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The most important rule in skincare is to wash your face daily. Throughout the day, sweat, oil, dead skin cells, make-up and environmental pollutants build up on the skin, so it’s essential to cleanse to prevent your pores from being clogged, which can lead to breakouts. Products with ingredients such as retinol and salicylic acid are great for fighting acne but can also dry out your skin, so it’s important to look for products that are suitable for your skin type.
Glowy, radiant skin starts from the inside out. It’s important to stay hydrated by not only drinking the recommended 8 glasses a day, but to also make sure you’re choosing products that have hydrating formulas (especially if you have dry skin) to ensure your skin stays gleaming all day long.
Sunscreen is an important step for all, including acne-prone individuals. Sun exposure without the proper protection can make areas of hyperpigmentation more noticeable and acne scars are less likely to fade. Not only will sunscreen protect your skin from the damaging UV rays and getting sunburnt, but it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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